Heng Zhang, PhD (Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme)

Heng holds an M.A. in Communication and Education from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Mass Media, with minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interest mainly lies in the intersection of video games, mass media, and education. Before coming to NTU, he received interdisciplinary training in Mass Media and Education. In this program, he focuses on using video games and virtual technologies to develop positive social relationship, e.g. fostering prosocial behavior for people, parent-child relationship.

Malviya Shruti, PhD (Communication Studies)

Shruti obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Mass Communication & Journalism from Osmania University, Hyderabad and holds a Master of Communication Studies from WKWSCI, NTU. Her research interests are in organizational communication, specifically in how organizational processes influence productivity. She is studying the impact of videoconference fatigue on employee productivity.

Jiahui Jin, PhD (Information Studies)

Jiahui earned her Master of Applied Social Science from City University of Hong Kong and her Bachelor’s Degree from Communication University of Zhejiang, China. Prior to joining NTU, she gained valuable experience as a research assistant at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her passion lies in exploring the potential of digital technologies to enhance the quality of life for older adults and advance the field of healthy ageing.

Yujia Yang, Master (Communication Studies)

Yujia holds an M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan, and a B.Sc. in Communication, with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Macau. Her research interest is in social media, especially on the effect of video conferencing tools on relationships.